Person arrested after refusing to spend for food stuff at Portland cafe, stabbing proprietor, records exhibit

Stacey C. Slagle

A 23-year-outdated male was arrested previous week on suspicion of stabbing a downtown Portland cafe owner who asked him to pay out for his food, records present.

Moses Trujillo-Rodriguez is accused of felony assault and unlawful use of a weapon in the Sept. 29 incident. He’s getting held in the Multnomah County Inverness Jail on $255,000 bail.

Mazen Khoury, owner of Habibi Cafe on Southwest Morrison Avenue, explained to police that Trujillo-Rodriguez grew to become irate when asked if he was prepared to pay out for his food, according to a possible cause affidavit.

Trujillo-Rodriguez demanded to borrow a cellphone to use Apple Pay back and stated he would not fork out for the foodstuff, according to Khoury, who then questioned him to depart and walked towards the doorway.

Trujillo-Rodriguez then stabbed Khoury in the again, slashed his arm and ran out the doorway, the affidavit says.

Khoury and cafe staff members adopted Trujillo-Rodriguez, who is also referenced in information by the surname Trullio, until eventually police showed up and took Trujillo-Rodriguez into custody.

Trujillo-Rodriguez confirmed to a detective that he realized he couldn’t spend for the meals he ordered and that he stabbed the restaurant proprietor in the back, according to the affidavit.

Khoury was taken to a healthcare facility for treatment.

— Jim Ryan

[email protected] 503-221-8005 @Jimryan015

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